Fall 2022 Girls/Boys Novice Program 

Summer Learn-to-Row and Fall Novice Program Info Session

Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom  

Zoom Meeting ID: 970 1747 1718  |  Passcode: 538427

BLS Crew looks forward to welcoming new Novice rowers in Fall 2022! The BLS Crew Novice program provides an opportunity for students to participate in both on-the-water rowing and on-land conditioning, and provides an excellent introduction to the fun, teamwork, community, and competition of the BLS Crew Team. All grade levels are welcome

Because the Fall season is short, the team cannot accept new Novice rowers for the Fall 2023 season UNLESS they have participated in at least one week (and preferably two weeks) of a Learn-to-Row program. Students are encouraged to participate in BLS Crew's Summer Learn-to-Row Program if possible. However, if the dates do not work, other dates are available through Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI).

 

​Alternatively, the BLS Crew Winter/Spring 2023 Novice program will start with indoor winter training in mid-January 2023. No prior experience or participation in a separate Learn-to-Row program is required for Novices who begin in the Winter/Spring season.

To register for the Fall season, complete this form: Fall Rower Registration.

 

Practice Times and Locations

  • Fall Novice practice start date: Monday, September 12

  • Practice times: Monday-Friday, 3:15-5:15 pm at the BLS Boathouse

  • Novice rowers are expected to attend at least four practices per week

​Registration and Payment Deadlines

  • Registration Deadline: September 9, 2022 (if you wish to register after this deadline, please email registrar@blscrew.org)

  • Forms Due Date: September 9, 2022

  • Payment Due Date: September 16, 2022

Required Forms

 ​​Forms must be submitted once per academic year. Fall rowers will not need to submit forms again in the Spring. No rower will be permitted to attend practice until all required forms have been submitted.
All forms should be scanned and uploaded to the BLS Crew Forms Submission Portal no later than September 9*

  • Concussion Training Certificate:  obtained by completing the NFHS Concussion Training (download the certificate as a pdf)

  • Signed Rower Safety Pledge: All athletes and parents must read the information regarding opiate and substance abuse provided in this file labeled Opiate Substance Information and will be required to acknowledge on the Rower Safety Pledge that they have read this information.

  • Swim Test: New Novice rowers must submit a swim test. The form and instructions on how to complete are here: Swim Test Until a swim test is on record, the rower will have to wear a life vest during practice on the water.  

BLS Sports Clearance

  • All rowers must obtain a Sports Clearance from the BLS Nurses’ office every season. 

  • To obtain a Sports Clearance, a physician's school/camp form dated after August 1, 2021 must be on file with the BLS Nurses. 

  • The Nurses will issue Clearances during W-blocks, studies, student leadership periods, physical education class, or after lunch, but NOT before or after school. 

  • The BLS Nurse will notify the Crew Registrar directly once the Sports Clearance has issued.

It is strongly recommended that Novice rowers obtain their Fall Sports Clearance from the BLS Nurses before the end of the school in June. The BLS Nurses make a limited number of Sports Clearance appointments available in mid-August, but thereafter will not make additional appointments available until after the start of the school year, so please do not delay as you will not be permitted to start practice if follow-up or additional forms are needed.

Fees and Financial Aid

  • Fall Novice Rower Fees: $300

  • Payment Options (check, credit card, or PayPal): Fall Payment

  • Friends of BLS Crew is committed to ensuring that crew is affordable for all students and families in the BLS community. If you would like to request financial assistance for the crew program, please send an email to registrar@blscrew.org.

  • Payment is due September 16, 2022, unless a financial aid or payment plan arrangement has been made.

Ergathon photo
Ergathon photo
press to zoom
IMG_2278
IMG_2278
press to zoom
Andover Invitational 290
Andover Invitational 290
press to zoom